What Am I Reflecting?

Our children are a reflection of us, like it or not.  Often our children will repeat things that they’ve heard us say.  And once in a while they repeat things that make us cringe.  They use a word that is not exactly “Christian” or they repeat something they heard us say about someone else.  And often our reaction is more embarrassment that they repeated it rather than on the fact that they heard us say it in the first place.  If we want them to reflect love and kindness, then that is what they should be exposed to in the home.  Just like our children are a reflection of us, we are also a reflection of our Heavenly Father.  How often do you think that God “cringes” at some of the things we say or do? But His reaction is probably not embarrassment as ours would be.  His reaction is sorrow. Sorrow that, through us, the world is getting a poor and inaccurate reflection of who He is.  If we want the world to not just see, but to know a loving and kind God, then that’s what should be reflected from us.  So we must ask ourselves “Is my life an accurate reflection of who He truly is?”

10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. Colossians 3:10 (NLT)

24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. Ephesians 4:24 (NLT)

27 So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 (NLT)